ISCA International Workshop on Speech and Language Technology in Education (SLaTE 2011)
We describe two versions of a prototype system for computer
assisted language learning hosted on a mobile device. In both
versions, the student is given prompts by the machine, which
they then have to render in the L2. The two versions differ
with respect to the modality of the prompt: one presents it as
an L1-based text string, while the other one presents it in
pictorial form. The two versions were tested on a group of 32
high school students as part of the Geneva University Student
Week. Our findings suggest that male students found the
pictorial version significantly easier to use, while female
students preferred the text version.
Index Terms. mobile spoken language learning systems, gender differences in HCI, text vs. images in HCI
Bibliographic reference. Tsourakis, Nikos / Rayner, Manny / Bouillon, Pierrette (2011): "Evaluation of a mobile language learning system using language-neutral prompts", In SLaTE-2011, 77-80.